With new developments expected to bring 50,000 residents to Long Island City in the coming years according to the NYCEDC, more retail is soon to follow. King says as the density increases in the neighborhood, the core business districts and surrounding areas will have more shopping options. Currently, Jackson Avenue serves as the main thoroughfare. “When the rezoning went into place and the first projects were built, it was all commercial office space,” he says, describing that little consideration was given to retail because of the area’s largely industrial nature. King adds that other services, such as institutions and schools, are likely to appear as momentum builds.
The Bloomberg City Planning doctrine: Build first, worry about important details later.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Build first, worry about the rest later
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:19 AM
Labels: EDC, infrastructure, LIC, population, rezoning, schools
they sure re-modeled Jamaica Avenue/Sutphin Blvd. section?
the only difference in L.I.C. will be the bike lanes. n.y.c.and nys government agencies have moved in already.
the departments of health and departments of transportation. L.I. (MUNICIPAL) C,NY.
Taxi/Limousine Comm. & Womens house of detention on Van Dam/Queens Blvd.
Welfare dept. at Crescent St/Bridge Plaza. a social service housing at Hunters Point ave/Skillman ave.
welcome to poverty pimp city.
Where are they going to put all the cars? I know, let's just make every street a bike lane!
Infrastructure? Infrastructure? We don't need no stinkin' infrastructure.
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